"The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails." ~John Maxwell

Friday, April 26, 2013

Cinnamon Chicken Waldorf Salad

This is a recipe I pulled off of Bonnie Pfiester's site, pFIT.  I have adapted her version to better fit me and my taste buds and posted a picture yesterday on fb.  So for those of you looking to change up your chicken yet again, here ya go:
Sprinkle a healthy coating of cinnamon on 6-8 chicken breasts and bake
In one bowl dice up 2 medium apples
and pour 2 tbs of lemon juice over them
Once chicken is done, cut it into cubes and add in the 2 diced apples, along with 1/3 cup of craisins, 1/2 cup of diced onions (I have used and not used onions, this recipe is great either way, I do suggest purple onions though), and 1/3 cup chopped nuts (I used cashews on this last batch and they were a great surprise in taste).
In another bowl mix together 1/2 cup of low fat Hellman's Mayo, 1/2 cup Chobani greek yogurt, 1/2 cup orange juice, 1/8 cup apple cider vinegar, and 1 tbs stevia, salt to taste.
Once you have the last mixture a creamy texture, poor over chicken combo and mix together well.

DE-Lish!  Lots of flavor!

OK so I have been seeing a Chiro and PT for a month now and there have been some improvements, but not enough yet.  During this month, I have not touched a DB or BB nor done ANY upper body workouts what-so-ever.  I decided I wanted to give my body time to heal, (2 bulging disks in my neck + other spinal issues) so I have pounded lower body in any fashion I possibly could.  All that changes starting today (see you can make changes during the week, not everything has to wait for Monday-today is the day) I have been given the go ahead to do Deads, rows, and arm work.  Oh Geez, I am so excited to get in the gym this evening!!!  Still no shoulder work, no chest, and no lat pulldowns or any movement there in like, but that is cool.  I have enough to play with, I will be content for a while longer.  :)
Here is a pic I shot of my back this morning.  I wanted to document where I am starting again.

I can not wait!! 

Life is good!  Take care and have a great weekend you guys!


Friday, April 19, 2013

I know, I know, Charles Poliquin that is...

I am a horrible blogger and fully expect to have my wrist popped (later that is).  Things are just very hectic right now; Chiro and PT apts (2-3 of each a week), a daughter who is a senior and all that entails, work, workouts, being a mom, etc...
The reason I am jumping on here today is to share a website I stumbled across that I think you might enjoy too.

Go under the Blog tab to read some of the articles I did.  I haven't found one yet that bored me.  :)  Much to pick up and learn. 


Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Brief catch up in pics

I have two bulging disks in my neck.  No worries, both PT and Chiro say no weights, but I refuse to stop.  I told them both to fix me so I can get back to what I love, so for now, no upper body weights for 2 weeks.  Then I will decide from there.  Hey my legs need all the work they can get!  :)

My oldest baby is finishing up her last ball season.  :(  I thought I would be happy about this after all the years of so many games, but the closer it gets the sadder I get about it.

Also, with her last ball season comes senior pics, which this is one.  Guys, this is not even one of her best ones.  I had the pleasure of taking her pics and we had so much fun with it.  Editing made me finally realize what everyone has always said, she looks so much like me.  I don't see it in her features so much as in her essence if there is such a thing.  The way she holds herself, walks, tilts her head, etc...  Ok enough before I start crying.

This weekend is Prom....

My Birthday was yesterday (I am 37 before anyone asks) and my sister showed up at my office today with this.  Guys, I can never explain to you how much my sister means to me, there just aren't words.  She has always been everything for me.  Anyway, gosh I am so sentimental today, she got this beautiful necklace for me.  I LOVE IT!  It was the absolute perfect gift for me.  All the charms mean something to me as she picked the perfect ones.  The 2 little girls for my babies, the cross for my faith, the flip flop for my beach summer love affair, Love tag doesn't need to explained, but guys the 45 lb plate!  It has to be my favorite.  It is so unexpected, perfect.

This is something I wanted to share because it has stuck with me over the last week or so:
"Life always gives us
exactly the teacher we need
at every moment.
This includes every mosquito,
every misfortune,
every red light,
every traffic jam,
every obnoxious supervisor
(or employee)
every illness, every loss,
every moment of joy or depression,
every addiction,
every piece of garbage,
every breath.

Every moment is the guru."

~Charlotte Joko Beck~

I promise I will be posting updated pics soon.  Hopefully of my beautifully toned legs after all this leg work I am about to go though.  Heehe.  Well see. 

Oh and before I forget, a friend of mine tagged this on my FB page.  I thought many of you would enjoy:

Umm hummm that's right!